January 18, 2017 | Volume 6, Issue 2
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New Employee Access Concierge Service Launched to Connect KentuckyOne Health Employees with Providers

Choose Our Door and Save Money: By choosing providers from the Enhanced CIN Network, KentuckyOne employees and their dependents will save money, have preferred access to preventative health screenings and services; and support the overall growth of KentuckyOne ...

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Your Opinion Matters! Complete the Cultural Assessment Survey

Whenever two organizations consider becoming one, cultural fit is critical. CHI, KentuckyOne's national sponsor, is exploring a potential alignment with Dignity Health in large part because it's a values-based organization with a complementary ministry and mission. We need employees’ perspectives – watch for a survey link from CHI and share your candid thoughts by Jan. 31.

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Participate in a Day of Service Project
What Are You Doing for Others?

To further the devotion and commitment that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., demonstrated to service throughout his life, KentuckyOne Health calls you to serve. You’re encouraged to participate in a service project anytime this month, individually or with your co-workers. Get involved and share with us by Jan. 31!

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ITS Transformation 646 Approach: Work Ongoing to Improve Your IT Experience

Our work to improve our IT infrastructure is continuing this January. You’ll benefit from reduced IT outages, slowness and freezing, and an overall improved user experience. Recent highlights include: The first phase of local area network (LAN) improvements is complete for Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, and work is in progress at Our Lady of Peace and Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital ...

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Watch for Tax Season Email Scams

The beginning of tax season brings new concerns about identify theft and email scams: to help protect yourself and the organization, please be alert for fraudulent emails. We’ve seen some very creative fraudulent emails during the past two years that appear to come from our own financial leaders and make urgent requests for everything from employee W-2 forms to bank transfers ...

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Sign Up for Your Biometric Screening

The Healthy Spirit Wellness Program is back and it makes it easy to pursue your wellness goals in 2017. Sign up today for your biometric screening and start earning your financial incentive for being healthy! Screenings run February through April and you can register through the My Healthy Spirit website to get your screening at a facility near you ...

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SafetyFirst: Focus on Falls Prevention

Falls, especially those resulting in injury, are a significant problem in health care. Any patient, regardless of age or condition, is at an increased risk of falls in the health care setting due to a variety of factors. The most relevant intervention you can perform to prevent these falls and the injuries that may occur as a result is to consistently practice purposeful hourly rounding ...

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Great Catch: Margaret Smith Uses the SafetyFirst Technique Validate and Verify

During her normal rounds, Margaret (Peggy) Smith, dietary manager at Saint Joseph Martin, was talking with a patient who had a swallowing test performed and was recommended to be on "thickened liquids." Peggy notified the ward clerk on med-surg to validate and verify the order, as she was unaware of the diet change ...

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Evaluate the Importance of Your Email

Don't overuse the high priority option. If you overuse this feature, few people will take it seriously. A better solution is to use descriptive subject lines that explain exactly what a message is about.

Learn More: Email Etiquette Resources

Foundation Update: Theme Baskets

KentuckyOne Health employees in the Louisville market teamed up in December to raise a total of more than $31,000 for the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation through the annual Theme Basket Raffle. Each facility will be using the funds it raised for a specific program or service of its choice.

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New Headlines & Events

Employee Tuition Reimbursement for RN to BSN

Welcome New Providers to KentuckyOne Health

KentuckyOne Health Imaging Earns ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation

Facility Safety Tables On-site this January

Upcoming Biometric Screenings

Free Smoking Cessation Class Begins Jan. 30 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville (introductory session Jan. 23)

2017 Sports Medicine Symposium is Feb. 4 — Earn CEU

Saint Joseph London Foundation Mardi Gras Gala Feb. 4

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